The ANU hosted the fourth and final cohort of 12 Yangon University academics for intensive short course training in Social and Demographic Research Methods from 14 - 28 May 2016. The academics came from a range of physical and social science departments at Yangon University.
Lecturers for the 18 modules taught in this intensive training program came from three ANU colleges: CAP, CASS, and CMBE. During the two weeks, the Yangon University academics were also hosted by the Australian Research Council and the Australian Bureau of Statistics for two special seminars related to their program in order to extend their experience of research management and contexts in Australia.
Managed by Adjunct Associate Professor Helen James, the program has been running for three years. Some 56 Yangon University academics have participated in this program which is leading to a range of multi-disciplinary socio-economic projects at Yangon University.
This project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Government Partnerships for Development Project. Titled Enhancing Research Capacity at the Yangon University, the project is scoped at improving the quality of Yangon University's research capacity particularly in the areas of law and demographics/human resource planning in order to support evidence based policy making.